Get High On This DIY: A Lamp Made Out Of Cuban Coffee!



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The day is already several hours deep, so we're assuming you're a few cups of coffee in. A café con leche, a cup of dark French press, a mug straight from the Keurig? If you’re tired right now (and who isn’t by Thursday?) you’d probably kill for Miami’s best: a Cuban coffee with just as much sugar as espresso, of course.

But we think it's safe to say Spanish-based Raúl Laurí is probably a bigger caffeine junkie than you are. Laurí designed the Decafé Lamp, a series of lights made from used grinds from the cafetera after they've been brewed. The sustainable lamp, which retains the scent of the coffee, is a chic design that you could never tell was made from garbage. The covetable piece is shaped like a mug resting on a plank of wood and cheekily nods to the source of its materials.

And it looks like we're not the only ones buzzing over this design. This java-infused piece took home top honors at the Salone Satellite Awards in Milan for both its clever use of recyclable materials and the innovative switchless design. If the cup is face down, the light is off. If it’s face up in the base, it turns on. Sounds a bit like our mornings, eh?

Photo: Courtesy of Raúl Laurí